Oh, the irony…
For what seems like the 3rd-straight week, Antonio Brown is in the news for something that has absolutely nothing to do with his play on the field.
The Oakland Raiders WR, and we say that loosely, filed a new grievance this week against the NFL in another effort to get the helmet he wants to wear.
“I’ve got a question for Antonio Brown,” Moss said. “Antonio Brown, the question is Do you really want to be an Oakland Raider? And the reason why I say that is they started out talking about his feet, now it’s to the helmet. But he hasn’t even showed up for his teammates. There are some younger guys in that facility that need Brown’s expertise coming from up-top about what he’s seen.”
The irony of that question is that during one point in Moss’s career, he wanted nothing to do with being an Oakland Raiders player when he was traded there from Minnesota. In 2006, Moss stated after he was dropping passes and showing lackluster effort, “Maybe because I’m unhappy and I’m not too much excited about what’s going on, so, my concentration and focus level tend to go down sometimes when I’m in a bad mood”.
Days later, he reiterated his unhappiness with losing games and being a member of the Raiders on his weekly segment with Fox Sports Radio, saying, “I might want to look forward to moving somewhere else next year to have another start and really feel good about going out here and playing football”
In two years combined with the Raiders Moss had 102 catches and 11 touchdown receptions. Nothing to sneeze at.
In his 1st season with the Patriots, he had 98 catches and 23 TDs. I think he was happy.
Clearly, the situations between Moss and Brown are different but the irony was too good to pass up.
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